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Lancaster week

This week on Key.Aero we present a fascinating selection of articles on the legendary Avro Lancaster, including personal insights from missions during World War Two to some unusual roles that the aircraft was adapted for.

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USAFE Phantoms Part 2 – Wild Weasels and Recce

In the second instalment of this two-part article, Doug Gordon looks at United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) Wild Weasel and recce Phantoms and their role in the 1991 Gulf War.

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Soesterberg F-15 CO describes his time as squadron boss

Colonel Douglas C (‘Disco’) Dildy (USAF Ret) describes his time as the commander of the 32nd Fighter Squadron at Soesterberg Air Base in the Netherlands, which flew the F-15 Eagle.

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The real story of how the Merlin came to power the Mustang

The Mustang and the Merlin. So right did the combination prove that they are now synonymous. But it was by no means always certain it would produce the long-range escort fighter which proved so influential in the European theatre. What was the reality behind the legend?

Large Waco biplane line-up expected at Classic Fighters Airshow

Five Waco Biplanes, representing potentially the largest gathering of the brand ever assembled in Australasia, will be on the flight line at Omaka's Classic Fighters Airshow in New Zealand next Easter.

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How successful was the Allied bomber offensive of WW2?

With the US Army Air Forces attacking by day, and RAF Bomber Command at night, the combined Allied bomber offensive wrought a significant toll against the German war machine. But, 80 years after the first sorties by the US 8th Air Force, did the results meet the expectations of its advocates?

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Military

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B-52Hs versus ISIS

This article on the use of the Stratofortress in the fight against ISIS comes from a bookazine about the B-52H, published this year

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F-117 Pilot: Nighthawk combat debut in Panama and becoming a squadron boss

In this second article on Greg Feest’s F-117 career, which appeared in the January 2018 issue of Aviation News, among the topics he covered were flying a combat mission to Panama and becoming a squadron commander

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 110

Welcome to the 110th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Boeing boost for UPS

The US-based package delivery giant has purchased more Boeing widebody freighters. Exact details can be found on Key.Aero…

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Airliner World October 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Taiwan’s China Airlines in Dreamliner deal

It’s revealed the Taipei/Taoyuan-based company is to purchase the Dreamliner in a boost to its medium-capacity fleet. Find out more on Key.Aero…

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Flight Simulation

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Props and Jets - Interview with Eagle Dynamics

To accompany our review of the groundbreaking DCS: AH-64D, we invited Eagle Dynamics’ Senior Producer, Matt Wagner along with Project Manager and Team Leader for World War Two projects, Sergey Gerasev, to give us an update on their current projects.

iniBuilds announces partnership with Microsoft

iniBuilds has partnered with the Microsoft Flight Simulator team to develop the Airbus A310, which will be available for free for owners of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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MilViz C310R Review

This time, we take the MilViz 310R, developed for Microsoft Flight Simulator, for a spin and see how it measures up.

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